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Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
Comedian David Baddiel has called for the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people to be given more public attention. The 52-year-old, whose father Colin is housebound and receives 24-hour care, has made a television programme exploring the impact dementia has on close family members of sufferers. He…
Scotland's dementia and geriatric wards have recorded tens of thousands of adverse incidents since 2011. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives under freedom of information laws show there have been 167,041 such incidents in the past six years. In NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, adverse events were found to have…
An American pensioner with dementia was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife and son, according to court documents in the US. Roger Curry was allegedly abandoned in the car park of Hereford bus station on November 7 2015 after travelling from his home in…
David Cameron has called for greater funding for dementia research as he revealed he is to become the president of an Alzheimer's charity. The former prime minister, who stood down after losing the EU referendum, said he was taking the position with Alzheimer's Research UK on Wednesday. Writing in The…
People who are hosting somebody with dementia for Christmas dinner are being urged to think about how they set the table to reduce stress levels. New tips suggest allowing people with dementia to graze on items such as sausage rolls, pigs in blankets and mince pies to prevent them feeling…
Emmerdale fans have praised the show for its sensitive portrayal of dementia in a special episode shown from the perspective of long-running character Ashley Thomas. Former vicar Ashley, played by John Middleton, suffers from stroke-related early onset vascular dementia and fans have watched as his condition gradually worsens. On Tuesday…
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
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